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Title: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 21, 2012, 11:56:14 am
Just a thought, I have thinking about a couple of Commie UK builds -

A Canberra fighter version with Anab and Alkali missiles?

An Il-28 in the early FAA EDSG over Sky scheme?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 12, 2012, 03:34:34 am
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

A few years ago there was a model of a Soviet reverse engineered F-4E on another site. I plagerised the idea and moded it a bit further.
But what if the PRC had obtained a few Phantoms when they sold F-7's to Iran. They had some Mig-23's in real life from Egypt and at least parts of an F-16 from Pakistan if stories are true. This led to the proposed hybrid Mig-23 with F-16 intake layout. So Spey engined PLANAF J-4 Gui Lao's anyone?  :thumbsup:

Cheers Geoff
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2012, 02:20:52 am
Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 13, 2012, 12:56:05 pm
Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:

Yep.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Martin H on May 13, 2012, 01:03:42 pm
this should be good ;D
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Mossie on May 13, 2012, 01:59:41 pm
Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 14, 2012, 03:28:05 am
Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.

Lawn darts that never were? Iran, PLAAF, RAF, Finland etc?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Mossie on May 14, 2012, 03:41:31 am
How about a Finn Falcon in the black scheme worn by an a Agressor Hornet.  Can't remember if this was real or CGI, either way it's different from BOG:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18207.msg304969/highlight,black+hornet.html#msg304969 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18207.msg304969/highlight,black+hornet.html#msg304969)
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 15, 2012, 08:15:57 am
Works for me.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 15, 2012, 09:35:43 am
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

I like that idea. ;D :thumbsup:

Thought you might Chris. ;-)
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 27, 2012, 10:19:51 am
Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 17, 2012, 05:04:33 am
Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".

---Just found out the SAAF evaluated Jet Provosts. So the donor blunty can become a SAAF CF a/c. I was reading up on SAAF Macci's as Spinners did a Rhodesian (RRAF) one some time back, and I am thinking of doing a RhAF one with underwing stores. I don't have anything that looks like the 0.50 cal gun pods. But I do have some twin 23mm ones off an Su-22. I wonder if the ship carrying the T-55s had a few a/c spares and ordinance on board? ;-) Oh Gawd pressure of thoughts - meds!!!!!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 20, 2012, 02:53:56 pm
I lost my mojo for Wifs for a while - but the meds kicked in!

Started a MB-326 of the Rhodesian AF  - decided it was from a batch of upgraded South African a/c fitted with extended jetpipes, reinforced canopy same as the RAAF planes, and chaff/flare dispensers. It also has an extended range fuel tank in place of the second seat. But I cannot decide if it would be able to take some scabbed on armour on the cockpit sides.
This is from a different timeline where the bushwar continues for a few more years. The SAAF will not part with their Impala IIs as they are also feeling the need for CAS a/c, but upgrade some Impala Is for CF and RhAF use.
 
Wanted to use some Soviet gunpods as well but I am not sure about those.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Thorvic on June 21, 2012, 12:23:29 am
Hi Geoff

On Britmodeller there is an Irish Guy doing gun pods for the MB-339 which should meet your needs although i think you can only find his stuff on eBay.

Other alternatives may be the Airfix Islander/Defender kit, or maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing. Aircav will probably be able to recommend a suitable source Helicopter kit.

Cheers

G
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 21, 2012, 09:35:51 am
Hi Geoff
............ maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing.

Cheers

G

I  think I may still have one of those lagging the loft, I shall check ... cheers. Geoff
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 08:30:02 am
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Martin H on June 24, 2012, 01:01:31 pm
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

You know it makes sense ;D
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 01:35:13 pm
Long talk today - one idea was an anti-flash white Canberra of the Rhodesian AF.

You know it makes sense ;D

It will go on the "to do" list. But I am still working on the cockpit/fuselage of the MB 326. I need to scratch up a sight and add a couple of gubbins in t' back bit. Then work out if the liquid cement will melt the plastic card and/or stick it to the fuselage. Mind you if it does I'll just scab it up a bit and call it battle damage. Then there's the dispensers and brake chute. This will take a bit longer than I first thought.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 11, 2012, 08:19:14 am
Completely lost my mojo at present. The rear cockpit for the Macci is done and the wings. I have all the bits to complete it in the box and even 3 options for colours. But every time I pick it up I look at it and put it down. Same with the A-10.
Anyway i have a couple of weeks leave so maybe I will just chill and see what inspiration brings.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 13, 2012, 02:51:09 am
Anyway i have a couple of weeks leave so maybe I will just chill and see what inspiration brings.

Best thing to do mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 13, 2012, 04:52:06 am
During one of my "avoiding the Olymics exercises" I was staring at the stash as you do - Anyway picked up an old Tamia T-62 and started knocking it out as an RAF Field Regt vehicle for the Commie UK. I was going to put RAF roundels on the turret like other Warpac tanks but I think I have decided to put them on the glasis and rear mudguard like Real World stuff.
I was thinking of it as part of an Airfield Defence Unit in Ulster under the command of the Limited Contingent of Soviet Forces in Ulster. With a secondary role of patroling the Anti-infiltration Barrier, aka "The Wall" along the border with the NATO south.
NATO green/black cammo and the too low hull doesn't matter as Brit built T-62s had different suspension unit to other models.
Laser range finder
Thermal barrel cover
Side skirts
Might work?
GeoffP
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 13, 2012, 07:46:20 am
It would work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Martin H on August 14, 2012, 12:34:56 pm
If you have a Chieftain in the same scale, Id nick its 120mm and replace the T-62's tube. Im sure the Rock apes would love to get ahold of some heavy armor, even if it is Russian built.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 14, 2012, 01:04:03 pm
I don't have one I'm afraid. But the thermal wrap is to give the idea of an upgraded vehicle. It's based around the mid 1980's, but I don't have the bits, or the heart to try reactive armour on it. I doubt the Guarda have much in the way of ATGM's or recoiless rifles anyway.

I remember a news item about the Berlin Brigade escorting a young girl to school on her pushbike because the Grepo's used to intimidate her. So we sent an armoured car and a landrover full of squadies to take her to school each day.

Anyway I have the lower hull done. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 16, 2012, 03:28:14 am
Sorted the side skirts - they are from a Panther that will be Finnish and the Schursen never survived the woods for long.
I am planning on using some tissur paper and pva glue for the thermal wrap, then some strips of masking tape for the retaining bands. Not sure if this will work in 1/35th, I've used it on 1/72nd before though.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Radish on August 16, 2012, 05:20:08 am
Good idea.....try small squares of toilet paper....adds some texture and works the same. I usually dilute the white glue with 50% water.
 :wacko:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 16, 2012, 08:44:25 am
Cheers Rad
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 18, 2012, 12:46:39 pm
Getting the upper hull done. It's going to need some bits adding like fuel lines to the external tanks and wires for the lights. That might be going a bit far though for a "quicky".
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 19, 2012, 12:58:10 am
Getting the upper hull done. It's going to need some bits adding like fuel lines to the external tanks and wires for the lights. That might be going a bit far though for a "quicky".

Depends if it's a joy or a chore Geoff. Sometimes adding these small bits is fun, other times it's  :banghead:. See how you feel when the time comes - you can always go back and add detail
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Radish on August 20, 2012, 04:14:20 am
Just cut up a few bits of thin sprue, stuff them in...for gods sake it's Soviet designed so no finesse needed. :o
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 20, 2012, 07:31:08 am
Spookily enough I had a look at a T-55 and thats exactly what it looks like.
Also there will be a couple of smoke morters and maybe armoured plate on the turret front. But bits of sprue not a proper resin upgrade. I got that for a proper Afgansty T-62.

Hell do you realise you got "Soviet" and "finesse" in the same sentance? We should reserect the Kevin award for that alone!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2012, 12:20:57 am
Hell do you realise you got "Soviet" and "finesse" in the same sentance? We should reserect the Kevin award for that alone!

 ;D :bow:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 01, 2012, 04:11:39 am
Well I went away for a few days, but couldn't take the T-62 with me, so I had 2 of the Edward Mig-21SMT/MT  kits in 1/144th scale packed. Stunning little kits, the cockpits have 8 parts OOB and I spent a few hours bending 5 amp fuse wire into ejection seat handles and making masking tape seat straps. Anyway back from hols now and much more motivated.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 16, 2012, 12:30:33 pm
Half way through the month and I still have got little done until today. My 3 year old grandson remembered me saying I was going to make a helicopter and he could have the picture off the box for his room. Well today he wanted to "help me",  it was great fun; he snipped bits off the sprues without lopping of bits of his anatomy or mine, and helped me glue bits and bobs together. He wasn't allowed to play with knives, cutters or glue - they're gandads toys.
The kit is a RevD NH-90 Navy helo. The naval bits are on a seperate sprue. the fit of some bits is not good, but probably will not be seen once the lid is on. It'll  be a Wif, probably Finn as they have the standard version in RL.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on September 17, 2012, 07:05:30 am
My 3 year old grandson remembered me saying I was going to make a helicopter and he could have the picture off the box for his room. Well today he wanted to "help me",  it was great fun; he snipped bits off the sprues without lopping of bits of his anatomy or mine, and helped me glue bits and bobs together. He wasn't allowed to play with knives, cutters or glue - they're gandads toys.

And that's what it's all meant to be about  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 23, 2012, 02:19:55 am
Built an Airfix Stuka yesterday for our model clubs Malta display at the Nats. The fit isn't too bad, the canopy is dated "1978" and it has raised rivets. I'll fill a couple of gaps today and start painting it - real world Italian.
Then I am going to do a Regiani 2000 for the same build. Needed to get going, I want to deliver them in 2 weeks as I may not go to the show again this year.
Really enjoyed nailing it togeather. Sometimes simplest is best!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2012, 02:46:41 am

Really enjoyed nailing it togeather. Sometimes simplest is best!

So true mate  :thumbsup: Hope you can do Telford
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 23, 2012, 10:38:56 am
Got the underside colour on the Stuka. Had to thin the Revell paint which went on better, but needed a second coat. I'll let that dry overnight and mask off the upper surfaces tomorrow.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 11, 2012, 03:49:58 pm
Well I went to the Nats and really enjoyed myself. I hadn't gone with great expectations, but had a great day. The Tequila was good, as was the shopping. Brad gave me a kit of an A-4 but wouldn't accept payment for it, really generous thanks, and I owe you. I did try to barter a jar of Marmite for the kit and I think someone took pics.
Also looked at a few stands. Nice to see the ColdWar SIG there, I'll have to build something for the next show.
I had built an Italeri RE 2000 for my local club's stand, we had a display on Malta. The Stuka is still unfinished due to me using the wrong colours. Not something I get too worried about usually, but it really does look just a bit too "wrong" for a RL build.
I went and got a resin kit of an AMX - looks a nice kit but I suspect with my usual timing an injection kit will pop up before I get it done?? !!!!!!
Best part of going to the shows is often swapping ideas - I had a look through a copy of "Battle Flight" and there is a pic of a stunning AEW version of a Stratofreighter in it that has to be modelled, and I have one in the stach.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 26, 2013, 06:01:02 am
Well i have been getting gluey fingerprints on a few models. The Kriegsmarine Bear is coming along for the MP theme, and I need to decide on a colour scheme for the Impala 1+. I was going to do it Rhodesian, but I do have Zimbabwean decals. Also RSA sold a few Impala 2's to Brazil. Ah well it will depend on how I feel on the day.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on February 04, 2013, 11:23:56 am
Knocked out (as in built) the Airfix Vickers MkVI light tank as a Tsarist recce vehicle.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: TsrJoe on February 04, 2013, 03:10:59 pm
re the aew C.97, iv something that would be of use to you  :wacko: iv just moulded up the nose and fuselage radomes for the conversion based upon the original national archives drawing and the artwork in Battle Flight :thumbsup:

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: rickshaw on February 04, 2013, 03:16:16 pm
re the aew C.97, iv something that would be of use to you  :wacko: iv just moulded up the nose and fuselage radomes for the conversion based upon the original national archives drawing and the artwork in Battle Flight :thumbsup:

cheers, Joe

What scale?  Would it be possible to get a pair?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 07, 2013, 12:57:19 pm
Hi Joe - sorry I have only just seen your post Umm yes I would be interested as I have a 1/72 one as well as a 1/144.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 02, 2013, 04:52:27 pm
Well I have finally finished something. The Impala is done. I tried 3 different colour schemes, none of which were any good mainly due to my poor workmanship. Finally settled on a post war Zimbabwean plane in overall grey which doesn't look too bad. OK better than it sounds anyway.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 09, 2013, 12:25:37 pm
Nearly got the Migs done. My next is another Mig-21 in 1/48th. It's a What if?/ What nearly was. The Pre -production batch of Mig-21R's were based on the earlier PF airframe. Not sure if it will be VVS or an export?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 12, 2013, 03:08:33 pm
Finally got the Bear sprayed - it was warm enough to do it outside. Finished off the Vickers as a Siberian Inf Regt recce vehicle.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on April 13, 2013, 01:46:28 am
Finally got the Bear sprayed - it was warm enough to do it outside. Finished off the Vickers as a Siberian Inf Regt recce vehicle.

You seem to have your mojo going mate - sun finally come out in Leeds ?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 13, 2013, 12:15:25 pm
Yep looks like.

Been using some Arkan paints on the Migs. Made in Finland for a Russian company from Russian paint chips as refs. Cool and brush paints quite well.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2013, 03:27:36 am
Been using some Arkan paints on the Migs. Made in Finland for a Russian company from Russian paint chips as refs. Cool and brush paints quite well.

Saw an advert for those somewhere or maybe I saw them at Cosford (getting old). Was sorely tempted by the WWII ones but my White Ensign ones will do. Must admit they looked very comprehensive with all the interior colours  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Thorvic on April 14, 2013, 04:16:11 am
Been using some Arkan paints on the Migs. Made in Finland for a Russian company from Russian paint chips as refs. Cool and brush paints quite well.

Saw an advert for those somewhere or maybe I saw them at Cosford (getting old). Was sorely tempted by the WWII ones but my White Ensign ones will do. Must admit they looked very comprehensive with all the interior colours  :thumbsup:

Coastal Kits do them although i think Martin sources them via Guy at Linden Hill, he did say he was trying to get a dedicated colour set created form his 1/72 MTB/MGB range. I guess your able to get them from Martin at the club nights Geoff ?.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 14, 2013, 12:47:14 pm
Yep
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on April 15, 2013, 11:18:41 am
The Mig-21R is turning into a kitbash, I am going to use the canopy from an OEZ  "MF" along with what looks a bit like a recce "D pod". Now I have to remember wher I put that resin KM-1 seat or scratch build onw on the kit seat - oij!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 07, 2013, 11:33:47 am

Well I seem to be doing real world stuff -

The Mig-21R has gone on hold for the moment. I have got an SPS but it's in 1/32nd and I want to do something else with it. Might bodge a 1/48th Academy kit into it though as I picked up 3 the other day at 10 a go at MZ.

I've finished the 2 Edward 1/144th Mig-21s and they look pretty good - to me anyway. I also did a 1/144th Mig-21PF from the old Academy/Airfix/Revell kit. It needed a bit of work and has little detail compared with the newer kits. But it's the only game in town. I did wonder about taking the spine off the PF and mating it to the Edward MF kit.
I picked up an Edward Spitfire IXc  in 1/144th. Nice kit - did it as a IAPVO aircraft from early post war. Ony problems were there is nothing in the cockpit! The Mig has 6 or 7 bits in the cockpit. The Spit = NIL. It's being put out seperatly as a metal kit. Cheers lads - me I would like a bit in there if even only a seat; and I had a sod of a job with the decals. Thumbs trouble the decals were fine and did well to survive my kakhandedness. (Nice compound word).
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2013, 04:32:51 am
Thinking of adding a 1/144th Hurricane for Biggles...the Zvezda one looks OK. :party:

Looking forward to seeing these '21s.....got a stack of 1/72nd and 1/48th ones to play with :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 08, 2013, 10:20:27 am
The second Spit will be a Wif in Red Army of China markings, a bit early realy should be PLAAF
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Mossie on May 09, 2013, 04:05:31 am
Thinking of adding a 1/144th Hurricane for Biggles...the Zvezda one looks OK. :party:

The Sweet kit maybe?  Not seen one myself, but the word is they're lovely and you get two in a box.  Not sure how easy it is to get hold of them though, but HLJ have them.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 09, 2013, 10:18:56 am
I have seen the Sweet kit and its nice. I have the Zeros in the stash.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 02, 2013, 01:19:35 pm
Well got little done. Back on the old mood roller coaster again and cannot concentrate on a single project. At present there are 7 or 8 unfinished models on the workbench and I've been rooting in  the shed (No, it means something different in the UK for the Kiwis here) and come up with a few ships. Oij! I have been fiddling with some sub models, mainly U-Boats. Then I wanted to do an Iranian F-16. Nothing to show so far. I want to do a few more Fatherland builds; I did do a small version of an upgraded KMS Hipper, and just spotted the Airfix 1/600th model is out again.  :wacko: Missile launchers and radars plus choppers and heli pads etc.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 03, 2013, 11:51:38 am
Been looking though the ships from the shed. Might do a Leander as an ASW, or an AAW ship. Bodge up a Devonshire with different SAM systems for the Caspian Flotilla?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 30, 2013, 12:48:07 pm
Well finally got something done. I have done a Type 206 U-boat of the Finnish navy (NATO) and a Spit F-22 in Finnish AF (neutral). Both should be at SMW along with one more.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on October 30, 2013, 04:15:58 pm
Be interested to hear more of your thoughts on that Leander conversion...one of my new-found favourite ships !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 03, 2013, 02:20:31 am
Well I was thinking of back dating it by using the heli deck area for a second dual purpose turret and earlier radar. Plus twin AAA batteries in place of the Bofors and the ASW mortar. This would be an escort  for the Kaspian Flottilla  (Fatherland build - yes it continues slowly).

My other idea was to have an ASROC launcher where the RN ships had the Ikara launcher and retain the helicopter. Alternativly in place of the heli deck a couple of Limbo mortars for close in ASW. I always liked the old Whitby Class. I expect these ideas are impractical. The shippies will know!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on November 03, 2013, 07:21:33 am
Like the idea of your backdated one Geoff. Ships of War don't look right unless they have a few turrets  ;D I know these modern jobs are relatively well armed but they just look like a football club chairman's personal yacht to me  :wacko:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 03, 2013, 07:32:35 am
Actually done some modelling - a Hobby Boss Tu-2 for Soviet Finland. Only problem is no internal detail at all. Having said that it goes together well
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 04, 2014, 05:30:23 pm
Well I have been nailing together a Plastic Soldiers quick build Stug III - it will be an early Bundes Heer one along with a Kangaroo APC.
I will probably do another in a German Co-belligerent scheme, and the third as a Kusten Jaeger artillery SPG. (they come in packs of 3 in 1/72, and packs of 5 in 1/144)

Picked up a pack of their Panther A's with Zimmerit today, not decided what to do with them yet; Czech, Finn, IDF, Imperial Japanese???? Maybe Bulgarian but that's real life and the pics don't show the Z paste; then again that would make them a Wif

Picked up an Edward Mig-21R today as well which has both the D and R pods in it, so I can now do the Preproduction version I planned to do about a year ago. Don't hold your breath I get easily distracted!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2014, 07:32:45 am
I saw some of those Plastic Soldier kits in a shop window down by the London Eye. Looked pretty neat !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: JayBee on January 05, 2014, 08:37:27 am
Do Plastic Soldiers have a Web site?

Jim
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 05, 2014, 02:15:24 pm
I don't know if they have a web site - but I will ask around at the club as one of the guys is involved IIRC.

Yes they do go together nicely and have a reasonable amount of detail.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2014, 02:32:32 pm
Any work on that Leander ? I was thinking of bashing together a wee scale ship just to help with my 'groove'  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 05, 2014, 02:41:17 pm
'Fraid not it went back on "The Shelf of Distraction" Cap. I found my modernised Hipper, but she needs a final paint as well.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2014, 07:27:50 am
Do Plastic Soldiers have a Web site?

Jim

If this is the company we are talking about then yes. And it is nice stuff

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/ (http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2014, 07:30:40 am
I saw some of those Plastic Soldier kits in a shop window down by the London Eye. Looked pretty neat !

 :tornado:

Any idea what the shop was mate ? Ian Allen's ? Only I don't know of a model shop around there other then Ian Allen's which is primarily a book shop, or was anyway
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2014, 07:34:45 am
Not sure. When you walk down the mall away from the wheel, get to that busy road and turn left heading towards the station. There is a big tourist trap souvenir place that had a zillion t-shirts across the wall,  and this was beside ( or very near ) that. If that helps ! They were displayed in the window.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2014, 07:36:12 am
Next time I'm up that way I'll take a look. Ta  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 06, 2014, 11:10:41 am
Do Plastic Soldiers have a Web site?

Jim

If this is the company we are talking about then yes. And it is nice stuff

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/ (http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/)

Yep that them
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2014, 12:21:21 pm
Not sure. When you walk down the mall away from the wheel, get to that busy road and turn left heading towards the station. There is a big tourist trap souvenir place that had a zillion t-shirts across the wall,  and this was beside ( or very near ) that. If that helps ! They were displayed in the window.

 :tornado:

Hmm, this rings a bell to me. Many years ago Mum would take me to London for a day out, the main reason for which was so she could get supplies from the Girl Guide HQ on Buckingham Palace Road. While she shopped I would be in a nearby shop looking at the vast range of toy soldiers from Britains, all were metal IIRC.
The Guards Museum on Birdcage Walk has a Model Soldier shop in the old gatehouse. Cracking good museum too.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2014, 07:53:32 pm
I wish I would have done more research into what to see before we went over.....argh !

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2014, 07:03:44 am
There was a model soldier shop under the arches by Charing Cross station but I think that went when the Accountants built their HQ on top of it (can't remember which particular global mob it is.) The other good soldier shop was Under Two Flags in that posh alleyway off Oxford St. They virtually charged you to walk down the thing !

Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 05, 2014, 03:38:50 pm
Well I don't know what the hell happened but I finished off 3 model tanks today. Early Bundeswehr stuff A Kangaroo (nearly a what was), A panther and the same Panther after a rebuild as a Bergpanzer. Too much coffee I expect.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 06, 2014, 10:22:19 am
OK,after a bout of real life models I am back on a wif. First the pre production Mig-21R. OK it did exist and I have art work, and a pic of the prototype. I expect they were secret as it morphed into the first of the 3rd generation -21s, but cannot find a pic of the trials aircraft.
Next will be a Bundesmarine Wyvern torpedo bomber.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on August 06, 2014, 10:30:19 am
The Wyvwern sounds interesting....and are we going to see the tanks ? Even if they ar RW still nice to see armour !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 06, 2014, 10:35:55 am
If Martin took pics at Coventry - yep I will post them, although they are wifs.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 19, 2015, 08:58:59 am
Well not posted for over a year.
I am retired now so with a bit of luck I will get some modelling done, although to date I have not had time to draw breath, all down to SWMBO  and a bit of 1:1 modelling in the kitchen.
Just got a couple of Chris Gibson's books on ELINT/SIGINT and MP. So my mojo for wifs has managed to wake up a bit and I am planning an MP Viscount and ELINT VC-10. I also have a cunning plan for a Gnat trainer!
We shall see. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 20, 2015, 06:18:51 am
So you've finally joined the "I've done my 40 years, it's your turn" Brigade ? Well done mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on August 20, 2015, 06:39:06 am
Welcome back eh ! Now I'm scratching my head wondering if I've seen the Wyvern pics....mind you, been doing a lot of that lately !

 :blink:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2015, 08:59:41 am
Got 31 years in and I don't trust 'em with my pension so as the old saying goes "Eject! Eject! Eject!

Never finish the Wyvern which is why it ain't been seen -- yet.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 10:25:39 am
Ya a lot of that going on right now. Our company was being bought out and it's all going for Shiite. Lots of layoffs and divestures, yet the big wigs from both are still making hundreds of millions in salary and bonus and incentives....wonder where that money is coming from ? Of course me even saying this in a public forum is making me nervous  :banghead:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 30, 2015, 03:49:53 am
Hmm
Ya a lot of that going on right now. Our company was being bought out and it's all going for Shiite. Lots of layoffs and divestures, yet the big wigs from both are still making hundreds of millions in salary and bonus and incentives....wonder where that money is coming from ? Of course me even saying this in a public forum is making me nervous  :banghead:

Pretty much the same for me.

Well I have nearly finished a Wif. It's a Finnish Mig-27 in the Su-24 interdictor scheme with white leading edges for coming in low out of the rising sun. At least I think that's the idea of the scheme? It's for the Soviet Finland timeline where they got "liberated" in '45.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 06:09:35 am
Oh nice....that would be cool to see.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on September 10, 2015, 09:44:51 am
Well the pension came through and the Mig needs decals. Defiant for Portugal next (maybe).
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2015, 12:46:04 am
Well the pension came through

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Wellcome to the ranks of those who have done their stint  ;D
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 10:26:28 am
Nice one. Congrats Geoff !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 23, 2015, 12:01:06 am
I enjoyed SMW and stayed over this year for the first time. Spent far too much money - although that was sort of part of "The Plan."
Managed to finish the Mig-27 and another submarine for the stand, although the finish wasn't up to much on them. A bit rushed at the end.
I now have a collection of WW2 Japanese destroyers and Zeros to build - all real world builds.
At present I am building an old favourite of mine the Airfix Ki-46 as a real world build. Considering it's nearly as old as me it goes together quite well. The transparencies are of the Coke bottle bottom type, but about par for 50 odd years ago. Then a Wif of some sort, what ever comes off the top of the pile first. But I do have a nasty idea for a commemorative scheme.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 09, 2016, 12:40:07 pm
I went and got the re:released Airfix 1/48th Lightning F-1 as I want to do one of Spinner's F-1Bs. Except it does not have the separate lower fuselage for the bigger tank - sod. I have an F-6 somewhere but I may cut my losses and do it as an Italian AMI bird as built by Fiat.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2016, 04:34:13 am
I noticed that as well, when I started putting together my Dinah. The molds are in pretty good shape ! And for sure, Cole Bottle Glass is a good analogy for the transparencies.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 10, 2016, 09:57:22 am
Also got of one of the new F6 Lightnings today. So the F-1B build is on. Now 2 questions - If I put the aerodynamic mods to the wings and fin of an F-1A, do I have an F-3?????(OK I know the engines are different) Also could the overwing pylons be wired for missiles like on the Jaguars? Or do I need to have the aft pylons?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 10, 2016, 10:09:02 am
Don't know if the missiles could be carried on the overwing pylons but i bet it would look good. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 10, 2016, 10:29:15 am
Don't know if the missiles could be carried on the overwing pylons but i bet it would look good. :thumbsup:

Pretty much what I was thinking with the Italians having f-1s and updating them but not with the bigger underfuselage  tanks. However with the options of the overwing tanks.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2016, 10:32:38 am
Sounds like a plan ! But I guess I'll have to brush up on my Lightning variants.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 14, 2016, 03:08:36 am
Right so a Lightning F-1B is on the blocks, and I have a sheet of odd Lightning sqds some where, but was wondering about an Iraqi example in Sand/Stone/Blue??. (Been going back through Spinners artworks). The leftovers will make either a Fiat or Dornier built example. Not sure which.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 18, 2016, 02:52:58 am
Been "Bad boy Gandad!" got a second F-6 to do an Egyptian one from the '73 war. Nile cammo with Mig-21 decals. The Egyptians had some training on Saudi Lightnings at the time but nil came of it.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 09, 2016, 03:20:13 am
Well not got much done with Wif world, mainly done real world stuff, what little I have done that is. At present I am trying to finish a Mig-21. Not sure if I should do it as a real world build, or an Indian AF recce conversion of an FL? I managed to take the "Odd Rods" antenna off the nose with a badly timed bout of kak handedness.
The pre production a/c were based on the earlier models - so as the IAF replaced it's Mig-21FLs in the intercept role a batch of airframes were zero houred and converted to the later 4 point wing and wired for a recce pod under the fuselage for the Tac-R role. Also I have the decals for this - sounds like a plan the more I think about it.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on October 09, 2016, 06:43:31 am
Going to Telford Geoff ?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 09, 2016, 08:52:35 am
Yes, but not too sure if I am staying over this year.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2016, 06:19:04 am
See you there mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 30, 2016, 03:47:41 pm
See you there mate  :thumbsup:
I will be at a family funeral on the Friday so I suspect I will not get there this year
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on October 31, 2016, 07:16:06 am
Sorry to hear that mate
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 15, 2017, 12:00:17 pm
Well got some modelling done.
Had 2 attempts at an Iraqi Sabre. The first time in a sand/stone cammo that was kak. SO oversprayed in silver for a simpler look. Made a right mess of the underneath of one wing though.
The other one is an early Sabre fitted with cameras in the gunbays for UFO intercepts. Based on an article I read a long time ago.
Also knocking together a Tamia Panzer IV as a "Duke of Monmouth's Light Horse" Armoured Support Vehicle for "Patchwork World"
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 22, 2017, 01:25:50 pm
The meds must have kicked in. Had a day off and as SWMBO was in bed (nightshift) I did a model. Started an Airfix He-111 P. Really nice kit with good fit EXCEPT for the engines. I had to cut off the rear of the radiators to get them to fit, large knife plus wire cutters worked well though. Someone didn't do a trial run when they designed it maybe - but that would be a bit silly?? Anyway it'll be USAAC under POTUS Jo Kennedy and Sec Def Lindberg
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 12, 2017, 09:46:59 am
Got the decal/transfers/stickers on. Now I have to paint the bloody canopy- oij!
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 02:50:19 am
Got the decal/transfers/stickers on. Now I have to paint the bloody canopy- oij!

Fun time....not ! Must admit I'd be using very thin strips of pre-painted masking tape. I've tried thin strips of transfer sheet but find the tape much easier, especially have a have tape rolls of 0.5mm and 0.75mm. The purists may sneer but I find it far easier and the end results are much better than I would achieve by masking a canopy like that.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2017, 03:13:26 am

 The purists may sneer but I find it far easier and the end results are much better than I would achieve by masking a canopy like that.


What would the purists do? Hire some 1/72 dudes to climb all over the model and paint the canopy frames?  ;D

I like your idea of the pre-cut tape strips, if only I could find where to get the pre-cut tape.......
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 03:20:42 am


I like your idea of the pre-cut tape strips, if only I could find where to get the pre-cut tape.......

Kit, if I see any at shows I'm at that you are not attending would you like me to pick some up for you ?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2017, 03:52:34 am


I like your idea of the pre-cut tape strips, if only I could find where to get the pre-cut tape.......

Kit, if I see any at shows I'm at that you are not attending would you like me to pick some up for you ?

Yes PLEASE!  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 03:55:51 am
Will do mate.

Apologies and back to you Geoff  ;)
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 14, 2017, 02:27:50 am
Will do mate.

Apologies and back to you Geoff  ;)

No problems - and that sounds like a dam good idea. I always have a bit of a problem cutting very thin strips off the tape I have. Didn't know there were very thin ones available.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on May 14, 2017, 04:37:57 am
Will do mate.

Apologies and back to you Geoff  ;)

No problems - and that sounds like a dam good idea. I always have a bit of a problem cutting very thin strips off the tape I have. Didn't know there were very thin ones available.

There are a few brands. I just keep my eyes open at shows and snap it up when I see it.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on May 23, 2017, 02:38:03 pm
Well the canopy was a disaster, but not as I expected. The fit of the 5 pieces is superb, but the glue I used wiked up onto the panel and it's not one I can overpaint - sod! The fuselage windows are inserted from the outside, but if you brush paint as I do the tolerances are so close you cannot fit them - double plus sod!! Anyway good idea kak execution.
So it's a USN SM-79 with yellow wings next, VT-5 I think.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 08, 2017, 03:55:03 pm
.............except the Sm-79 may be a Ju-87C
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Weaver on June 08, 2017, 04:05:42 pm
Will do mate.

Apologies and back to you Geoff  ;)

No problems - and that sounds like a dam good idea. I always have a bit of a problem cutting very thin strips off the tape I have. Didn't know there were very thin ones available.

If I need to cut thin strips off Tamiya tape, I stick it to a sheet of glass first and then cut it with a ruler and a scalpel. The tape's got more than enough tack to stand being stuck on the glass and then peeled off again.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 12, 2017, 08:41:12 am
Will do mate.

Apologies and back to you Geoff  ;)

No problems - and that sounds like a dam good idea. I always have a bit of a problem cutting very thin strips off the tape I have. Didn't know there were very thin ones available.

If I need to cut thin strips off Tamiya tape, I stick it to a sheet of glass first and then cut it with a ruler and a scalpel. The tape's got more than enough tack to stand being stuck on the glass and then peeled off again.
I have tried something similar, but with mixed results - I suspect I need more practise.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on June 18, 2017, 08:53:45 am
.............except the Sm-79 may be a Ju-87C

...........WHICH I CANOT FIND - - - - So back to plan A.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 08, 2017, 03:39:52 am
Well I have doubled the dose of meds and got some modelling done at last. I have done a Finnish Me-109E; the back story is that the Luftwaffe units in Norway got Bf-109 Fs from Africa (they really did and in desert cammo). So  their Emiles were sent to the Finns from the depots in Finland complete with the unit applied winter cammo, and air filters added. Should be ready for the Nats 
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on October 08, 2017, 05:35:46 am
Like the idea of Finnish 109E's.  If asked and off the top of my head I would have said "well they might have had some". Fool a few people  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 08, 2017, 11:25:53 am
Like the idea of Finnish 109E's.  If asked and off the top of my head I would have said "well they might have had some". Fool a few people  :thumbsup:
They did want them, but never had them delivered same as Sweden.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on October 09, 2017, 06:10:17 am
You now have me thinking of C or D series 109's (which I do have kits of) in Finnish or Swedish markings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 09, 2017, 03:43:50 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on October 22, 2017, 03:45:14 am
You now have me thinking of C or D series 109's (which I do have kits of) in Finnish or Swedish markings  :thumbsup:

I think an early -109 would look good in Swedish '38 markings with the FC on the fuselage ( the FC was/is similar to the A+AEE in the UK)
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 07, 2017, 05:31:44 pm
Well it's 01;30 and I am trying to get a Mig finished for Thursday. So much for it's a hobby, and should be relaxing and enjoyable. Ah crap
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on November 09, 2017, 03:24:59 pm
Well I got the Mig done and packed up.  Not sure what to do next, a rat bike or a B-17
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 14, 2018, 08:58:38 am
Started the Rat Bike, but it's not engaging me so onto the "Shelf of Doom" for a while. Started a Beute Panzer SU-85 but it's more real than a wif.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on February 25, 2018, 04:55:34 am
Well the Su-85 is sort of done, and I've started an Indonesian F-16/79 (Dam you ChrisP). Was sort of wondering about a Czech Kfir/Nesher. I have seen a Bulgarian one on here somewhere. So the Czechs did business with Israel in the 50's - why not a few Kfirs went t'other way???? Perhaps similar to Panther G's Mirage IIIC? :mellow:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Martin H on February 25, 2018, 07:53:01 am
Hmmm NATO Kfir's?  I say go for it! And Yes, Panthers Czech Mirage scheme would look good on it
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 08, 2019, 02:50:44 pm
So after nearly a year I thought I had better try and post something.

I have done a number of 15mm scale tanks not many wifs in them but there is a T-44 Beutepanzer, and I am doing a T-54 model 1945. Yes there was one but I cannot get the accurate turret shape so I recon it's another Beutepanzer. Also thinking about later wifs for Twillight 2000 as I have a couple of T-64s that just need a bit of imagination applying. Perhaps a middle eastern scheme, or soviet Finland winter scheme, or Ukranian???we will see.
Dug a P-70 out of the stash today, looks good in the box, but the decals/stickers are knocked.  - - - - - perhaps VVS??
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Rheged on January 09, 2019, 03:07:09 am
AA slightly belated Happy New Year; it's nice to have you around once more.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 09, 2019, 03:57:01 am
AA slightly belated Happy New Year; it's nice to have you around once more.

Cheers, and a happy new year to all
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 09, 2019, 05:56:06 am
You doing the Halifax show mate ?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 10, 2019, 03:05:54 pm
You doing the Halifax show mate ?

Yep
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 11, 2019, 06:13:37 am
Great, see you there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 15, 2019, 10:45:13 am
Great, see you there  :thumbsup:

I'll see if I can get a few wifs done for it
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 19, 2019, 04:17:44 pm
Great, see you there  :thumbsup:

I'll see if I can get a few wifs done for it

Well family commitments have prevented me going to the show have a good time all
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 20, 2019, 05:04:23 am
That's a shame mate. Look after yourself
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 29, 2019, 01:09:52 pm
OK a quick question - The Iraqis looked at the Mirage 5 and also assessed the Jaguar A; eventually getting the Mirage F1. What If (oh that phrase) they had opted for the Jag in the late '60s. Would it have been the Jaguar A or would it have been the Jaguar International? My feelings are it would be a French aircraft and they certainly sold the Mirage 5 family rather than the Jags. ny opinions would be welcome.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 30, 2019, 05:54:15 am
My view's the same as yours in that they would have gone the French route and thus the A
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2019, 08:34:17 am
I have no idea, but they'd look great in that camo !
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 30, 2019, 11:49:00 am
Cheers

 :mellow:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on February 06, 2019, 10:54:52 am
I have been told that the Jag Inter was the export model as the French did not want to export the Jag -  an Inter it will be, maybe with a radome and an Exocet, hmmm.


Also read that 2 seat Mig-21s were used as strike leaders in the Gulf War - so 2 seater Jags as well - hmmm.



 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 06, 2019, 10:59:28 am
I have been told that the Jag Inter was the export model as the French did not want to export the Jag -  an Inter it will be, maybe with a radome and an Exocet, hmmm.


Also read that 2 seat Mig-21s were used as strike leaders in the Gulf War - so 2 seater Jags as well - hmmm.



 :thumbsup:

Sounds like a good plan, looking forward to see it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on February 06, 2019, 03:00:34 pm
I have been told that the Jag Inter was the export model as the French did not want to export the Jag -  an Inter it will be, maybe with a radome and an Exocet, hmmm.


Also read that 2 seat Mig-21s were used as strike leaders in the Gulf War - so 2 seater Jags as well - hmmm.



 :thumbsup:

Sounds like a good plan, looking forward to see it! :thumbsup:


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 06, 2019, 11:40:27 am
Well 6 months later and The Shelf of Doom grows ever larger. Getting sod all done, lots of planning for a whole load of Iraqi and Dutch Wifs and nil finished - nil - nought - nowt - zilch - zip - nada.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Old Wombat on August 06, 2019, 05:42:03 pm
Understand your pain; my modelling is on a very similar path! :banghead:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 07, 2019, 05:53:08 am
Pop along to a local show Geoff, might get the mojo working again
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 08, 2019, 02:25:31 am
Pop along to a local show Geoff, might get the mojo working again

Yep probably a very good idea.

Actually I did finish one  - a jet powered F-47 based on the proposed tadpole type short exhaust. Mainly done to annoy a local lad who has a fetish for the Jug. I shall surley go to hell.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 08, 2019, 04:13:55 am

I shall surley go to hell.


As will we all on here, according to the JMNs anyway.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 18, 2019, 05:16:00 am
Well it's funny where inspiration comes from. I was sorting some kits and opened an F-4C which had an F-104G decal/transfer sheet in it, and remembered I was going to do an AMI one, which is what they wanted when they got the widow maker.. So an early one in grey over white with Hi-Viz Red Devil markings. Started it and the fit is surprisingly good, it might even be at the next show.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on August 18, 2019, 05:19:06 am
Italian Phantom ? Now that sounds nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 02, 2020, 03:33:47 am
Well got diverted again. My grandson has started to make models - so we go to a local club and he has made a good fist of an ICM Spit IX - started a Soviet sub, and has decided he wants to do a car next. His little brother made his 1st kit yesterday a simple and old A-4 kit. SO I am modelling just not my models which SWMBO has decided need a culling. Cannot disagree it's got "very silly" to quote Python. Anyone after anything specific?
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2020, 06:21:06 am
Glad to see they are following in grandad's footsteps  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on January 06, 2020, 02:13:48 am
I have managed to start a P-40H - Hispano-Suiza engine and a BFO cannon firing through the spinner. From Apophenia in "that other place which cannot be named". Desert cammo.  Apophenia's great backstory and art is on Beyond the Sprues if anyone is interested.

Yet another edit - as the idea was for a French AF plane it might look good in Vichy Hi-Viz scheme.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on February 29, 2020, 09:29:47 am
The cull has started  - I didn't realise just what I had - problem is, it is like cutting my fingers off one by one getting rid of them
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on March 26, 2020, 11:12:13 am
Well the loft is being slowly worked through and the list of "to go" stuff is growing. With the lockdown I will not be able to get the models to Halifax for some time I suspect.
Title: Re: Geoff
Post by: Geoff on August 20, 2020, 08:59:39 am
Well the dynamic duo (Grandsons are both now into modelling - older is into cars and lilan is working his way through my small 1/144 and PM models). I now have about 4 models which need canopies painting and decals doing. Two P-40s and a Brewster  from a 1940 US entry into WW2. The Brewster having extra blue cammo on upper surfaces and an allied ID of black lower left wing and a sky rear fuselage band applied on the USS Wasp before being flown off to Malta in 1941. There is also a RL Macci 202 in odd German markings and herring bone type cammo that went to Sweden in May '45.